Homemade Taco Seasoning

About 1/2 cup of seasoning
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Homemade Taco Seasoning recipe from Macheesmo
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In about five minutes you can mix up the best taco seasoning you’ve ever had! It’s delicious on veggies, chicken, or beef!


1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon black pepper
3 tablespoons chili powder
2 tablespoons cumin seeds, toasted and ground
2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper


1) Toast the cumin, red pepper flakes, and peppercorns in a dry skillet over medium heat for 3-4 minutes until they are very fragrant.

2) Grind the toasted spices.

3) Stir together all the spices in a bowl. Store in an airtight bag or container for many months.

Start with 1 1/2 tablespoons of seasoning per pound of chicken, beef, or veggie for tacos. Add the seasoning as the stuff cooks. Adjust according to your liking.